The Kiwanis Club of Glendale meets on Fridays at noon. On Friday, Feb. 8, attendees will discover that love is in the air when Club member Alex Parajon presents “The (Almost) Newlywed Game.”
The cost to attend Friday meetings, which includes lunch and program, is $20. All are welcome.
The Club meets Friday afternoons at the Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St. in Glendale.
OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET THE CANDIDATES
The Montrose/Verdugo City/Sparr Heights Neighborhood Association invites Glendale voters to attend the candidate forums held by the neighborhood associations.
On Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m., the Rossmoyne Mountain Homeowners Association is hosting a candidate forum at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road in Glendale.
All residents are encouraged to learn about the candidates and vote.
TERANGA RANCH AT UUVERDUGO: NATIVE WILDLIFE SEMINAR
Teranga Ranch will be presenting a series of educational adventures with bobcats, bears, butterflies, brittle brush, mountain lions, small mammals, birds, reptiles, backyard pet safety and more at UUVerdugo, 4451 Dunsmore Ave. in Glendale.
These weekly presentations continue on Wednesday evenings through March 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The cost is $30/class. Participants can attend just one class (stand alone) or as many as they’d like. Scholarships are available. These presentations are for those 10 years and above; students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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JAZZ NIGHT AT THE CAFÉ
Tickets are now available to purchase for the Feb. 9 Jazz Night at the Café featuring the CV jazz band. The dance is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Crescenta Valley High School café at the corner of Glenwood and Prospect avenues. Tickets are $15, which includes admission and dessert. A dance lesson is provided at 7:30 p.m. Advance purchase available from any CV instrumental music student or via Venmo @CVIM-Foundation. Tickets may also be available at the door.
EVENING OF SLAVE SONGS AND SPIRITUALS
In celebration of Black History Month, bass-baritone Michal Dawson Connor will be performing his own arrangements of spirituals at Saint Andrews Catholic Church, 311 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena on Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. These sorrow songs, or slave songs, are a living testament to the grit and determination of the African people – laboring under the yoke of bondage in America. In these musical footprints they passed down, the slaves sang into existence a new heaven and earth … with their ecstatic, rapturous and mournful prayers for freedom. “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen,” “Steal Away To Jesus,” “Deep River” and “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” are a few of the timeless melodies being performed by Connor.
Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for students and kids 16 and under; children 10 and under are free.
JEWEL CITY KNITTERS MONTHLY MEETING
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit and Crochet gathering on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr. in Glendale, (818) 548-2046.
Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knitting, crocheting and conversation.
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FOUNDERS’ DAY CELEBRATED BY P.E.O.
The P.E.O. Glendale Reciprocity Bureau will hold its Founders’ Day on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St. in Glendale. Members from the 11 chapters in Glendale and three Burbank chapters will be attending. Guests are welcome. To make a reservation, email Pat Steen at email@example.com. Reservation deadline is Feb. 2. Cost is $45. “Golden Girls,” women who have been members for over 50 years, will be honored.
The mission of P.E.O., Philanthropic Educational Organization, is supporting women’s educational goals by offering scholarships, grants, awards and loans. For more information about membership and activities, visit https://www.peocalifornia.org.
Foothills Dancemakers, founded in 2019 as a consortium of modern dance companies in the shadow of the San Gabriel Mountains, is having its third concert in February. Benita Bike’s DanceArt, Pennington Dance Group, Nancy Evans Dance Theatre and Lineage Dance will present a joint concert on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. at Lineage Performing Arts Center in Pasadena. For tickets visit www.lineagepac.org.
The goal of the Foothills Dancemakers is to work together to support and bring visibility to concert modern dance in the foothills of the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys. The directors of the four companies represent 150 years of combined experience producing dance work for the stage. Through this collaboration, the Foothills Dancemakers promotes a variety of invigorating dance activities serving its community and encourage joint projects by area dancemakers.
Tickets are $25 (general admission) and $20 for students and seniors with valid ID. Lineage Performing Arts Center is located at 920 E. Mountain St. in Pasadena. Parking is available on site. For tickets visit www.lineagepac.org and click on “Foothills Dancemakers.”
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR THE 2023 LA CAÑADAN OF THE YEAR
Nominations for the La Cañadan of the Year opened on Jan. 15. The general public is invited to submit the name of an individual, or a couple, who has provided exemplary service to the La Cañada Flintridge and foothill neighborhoods.
The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, Feb. 12. A noon-time luncheon celebration will be held to announce the name of the recipient and a date to celebrate based on the recipient’s availability.
Nomination forms may be picked up at the La Cañada Flintridge City Hall at the LCF Chamber of Commerce counter. The application submittal forms may be requested by emailing Trish McRae at LCOY@lacanadakiwanis.org.
Completed forms must be submitted by email to LCOY@lacanadakiwanis.org or mailed to Kiwanis Club of La Cañada – La Cañadan of the Year, c/o Trish McRae, P.O. Box 33, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91012. Those with questions can call Trish McRae at (818) 568-6411.
BURBANK AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY
The Burbank African Violet Society will be having its next club meeting on Thursday morning, Feb. 15 at 10:00 a.m. at The Little White Chapel Christian Church, 1711 N. Avon St. in Burbank.
The program will feature guest speakers Jay Kapac and Aprille Curtis, members of the Geranium Society of Los Angeles, who will give a presentation on geraniums. A discussion will follow including questions and answers.
There are raffle and silent auction tables, refreshments are served, and friends are made. There will be a learning lab about African violets and show and tell.
Guests are always welcome to attend the meetings. For more information, telephone (661) 940-3990 or reference the website:
AAUW HOSTS IANCULESCU
The Glendale and Pasadena branches of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet for lunch on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale. By Feb. 14, please make a reservation by emailing Marilyn_Robinson@hotmail.com.
The cost is $60, payable at the door by cash or check.
The program, “Women and Science,” will be presented by Dr. Irna Ianculescu, a lead clinical scientist in product development at Oncology Group at Genentech. She received her Ph.D. in genetic, molecular and cellular biology from USC and a BS in molecular biology from Occidental College.
She has helped develop immune-oncology clinical and molecular biology trials. Her writings address solid tumor indicators in breast, lung, pancreatic and bladder cancers. She also spent several years doing research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For information about membership, activities, and meetings, visit https://glendale-ca.aauw.net/.
FRIEND AND FUND RAISER HOSTED BY USC-VHH WOMEN’S COUNCIL
The USC-VHH is hosting a “Grease” sing along on Friday, Feb. 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Verdugo Hills Hospital council rooms.
The Women’s Council has been dedicated to supporting the hospital for over 50 years and has donated well over $3 million for much-needed services, the nursery and OB renovation, NICU and the Cath Lab.
All funds will be dedicated to the USC-VHH for nursing education to increase the quality of care for those living in the foothill area.
The cost is $50 general admission, $25 for teens. Food and beverages provided. Sponsorships available. Prizes given for best costumes! RSVP by Feb. 15 to Barbara.Jordan@med.usc.edu or call (818) 952-2226.
GUIDED AUTOBIOGRAPHY (GAB) FOR OLDER ADULTS
Community members are invited to explore the fabric of their life in a six-week free series focused on writing and sharing their stories.
Guided Autobiography (GAB) for Older Adults will meet at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., on Tuesday afternoons from Feb. 27 through April 2 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. They will participate in the method developed by Dr. James Birren, which aids in reflection and sharing experiences from each person’s journey. This process is facilitated by certified GAB instructors as a service of the USC-VHH Community Resource Center for Aging.
Attendance is limited and advance registration is required. To sign up, see library staff or register online at Visit.LACountyLibrary.org/Events and filter by location or event date.
Registration will close by March 5.
CCLCF HOSTS UPCOMING EVENTS
The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is having the following classes and programs:
Summer Camp registration is now open!
Registration for spring I and ceramics opened on Feb. 6 at 9 a.m.
LOVE Bingo fundraiser is on Feb. 9
Bingo & Brunch is on Feb. 16.
Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is located at 4469 Chevy Chase Drive in La Cañada Flintridge.
FREE CONCERTS AT CALTECH
The Caltech Wind Orchestra, directed by Dr. Glenn D. Price, presents its winter concerts, titled “The British Heritage.”
There will be two concerts: one on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. and one on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m., both in Ramo Auditorium. The same program of music will be featured by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Martin Ellerby, Guy Wolfenden, Edward Gregson and more. The Los Angeles Symphonic Winds, directed by Stephen Piazza, will join as guests.
Admission is free and no tickets are required.
For more information, visit pva.caltech.edu or call (626) 808-2641.
VHHS PLANS REUNION
“Team 74” is planning a 50th high school reunion in 2024. Friends and graduates of Verdugo Hills High School are invited to attend to trade stories of family, careers, adventures and anything else.
Currently Team 74 is in the planning phase of collecting names and numbers of classmates and putting together a database; emails from classmates can be received at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information should include a mailing address, cell number and graduate’s name at graduation (if different than now).
A list of frequently asked questions will be provided to keep everyone updated as the reunion plans move forward. Those who belong to various VHHS groups will see redundant information to ensure all classmates are notified and have an opportunity to attend.
At this time the FB VHHS groups will be the reunion information outlet until a more focused site is created.